DENR expects students to help boost greening program

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on DENR expects students to help boost greening program 

MANILA, April 8 — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expects students nationwide to plant until 2016 over 100 million seedlings in public domain land through the multi-sectoral National Greening Program (NGP) President Benigno Aquino III is spearheading.

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No new abnormalities observed at troubled Fukushima nuke plant

April 9, 2011 2:01 am· Comments Off on No new abnormalities observed at troubled Fukushima nuke plant 

TOKYO, April 8 — No new problems have surfaced at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant or at another plant in Fukushima Prefecture, following the strongest aftershock late Thursday since the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan last month.

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150 kilometers of rivers in Pangasinan cleaned as part of efforts to slow down climate change

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on 150 kilometers of rivers in Pangasinan cleaned as part of efforts to slow down climate change 

DAGUPAN CITY, April 7 — Some 150 kilometers of rivers in north-central Pangasinan had been cleaned up and restored to their original state as part of the efforts of the provincial government to help slow down climate change.

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Seoul to earn money by producing power from garbage

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on Seoul to earn money by producing power from garbage 

SEOUL, April 7 — The Seoul municipal government said Thursday that it is expected to earn a high profit by selling electricity generated from burning garbage, as part of the city's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Gov't agencies, Iloilo, Guimaras, Canadian institute ink MOU to address environmental/economic challenges

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on Gov't agencies, Iloilo, Guimaras, Canadian institute ink MOU to address environmental/economic challenges 

ILOILO CITY, April 7 – A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed here Wednesday between local government units (LGUs), various government agencies and a Canadian-backed organization sealing a partnership to address environmental and economic challenges in the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras (MIG) Bioregion project.

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Boracay exec reiterates call vs white sand quarry

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on Boracay exec reiterates call vs white sand quarry 

BORACAY ISLAND, Malay Aklan, April 7 — Malay Mayor John Yap has reiterated its call to tourists here not to extract white sand in this resort island even if it is only a handful.

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Council calls for protection of Butuan City watershed

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on Council calls for protection of Butuan City watershed 

BUTUAN CITY, April 7 — The Taguibo Watershed Management Council (TWMC) convened on Tuesday here to protect the city watershed area from illegal mining and illegal logging operations.

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Iloilo town decries mining

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on Iloilo town decries mining 

ILOILO CITY, April 6 — Citizens in two far-flung villages in the rural town of Lemery, which lies about 70 kilometers northeast of this city, are up in arms against an ongoing mining activity which is endangering their river, a major source of daily sustenance for local folks.

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National Environmental Summit in Iloilo draws support from 3 global groups

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on National Environmental Summit in Iloilo draws support from 3 global groups 

ILOILO CITY, April 6 — Three international environmental advocacy groups have expressed support to this city’s hosting of the National Environment Summit come October.

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MGB 6 to take final action on all pending large scale mining applications on or before end of June

April 8, 2011 12:57 am· Comments Off on MGB 6 to take final action on all pending large scale mining applications on or before end of June 

ILOILO CITY, April 7 – The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) here will be taking final action on all pending large scale mining applications in Western Visayas on or before the end of June this year.

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